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I need to evict a tenant whose contract lease ended 2/28/10,

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I need to evict a tenant whose contract lease ended 2/28/10, do I need to give him 3 days notice before filing eviction? and does he need a notice regarding I have a claim against his security deposit?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.

you can file the eviction 15 days after the tenant received the Notice of Termination that you already sent him.

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After the tenant is removed from the property, you will need to impose a claim on the security deposit within 30 days of vacating the property.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
In the meantime, If he tries to pay me Must I accept? and by doing so accepting his tenancy and the situation changes
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
if you accept the rental payment you will need to sending a notice of termination and the 15 days will recommence. You are not required to accept the rental payment
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Can I also sue the tenant in civil court for damages now while I proceed with the eviction?
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
you can sue the tenant in small claims court for the damages that have been incurred to date.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you very much
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
You are welcome. Please let me know if I can assist you further. Thank you.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I did, did you get the payment?
Expert:  Ellen replied 7 years ago.
yes I did. My last post was just saying thank you-- not asking for payment